“It is manifestly an act of Islamic terrorism. It is a new bloody attack against our country, against journalists, ”said the minister tonight in a statement on the France 2 television channel.
The official stated that the attacker arrived in France three years ago, with the status of unaccompanied minor, and is of Pakistani origin, but would not be identified as a radicalized young man.
“He wasn’t an S record [identificado como possível radical islâmico pelas autoridades francesas], was not known for radicalization. He was identified for carrying a gun, a screwdriver apparently, but it was still smaller. It was subject to a call for attention this time ”, detailed the minister.
As the attack took place next to the building where the attacks on the writing of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo took place in 2015, Darmanin said the area was “underestimated” in terms of security.
“I asked the prefect of police to tell us why the threat was underestimated on this street,” he clarified, as this attack takes place during the trial of the Charlie Hebdo attacks process that has been going on since September in the Paris Court.
Gérald Darmanin also said that security will be strengthened in the synagogues due to the celebrations of Yom Kippour, which take place on Sunday and Monday.
Two journalists from the documentary production company PLTV, a man and a woman, were seriously injured in today’s attack, perpetrated next to the building that housed Charlie Hebdo’s newsroom during the January 2015 attack.
Two Islamic extremists killed 12 people in this attack on Charlie Hebdo, which moved after facilities to an undisclosed location.
France’s anti-terrorist authorities have already detained at least seven people, following the investigation into today’s attack.
Five suspects, according to a judicial source cited by the agency France-Presse (AFP), were detained in the suburbs of Paris, the capital of France, by elements of the police investigating terrorist activities, during a search of one of the alleged homes of the main suspect in the attack. , who had already been arrested.